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2019 ACA individual rates lower than previously proposed

Emily Boerger | Oct 9, 2018 | Hawaii

AlohaCare and Ohana Health Plan add adult dental benefit

Marjie High | Oct 2, 2018 | Hawaii

Both AlohaCare and ‘Ohana Health Plan, announced that they will add adult dental coverage to their Med-Quest plan benefits beginning January 2019. The additional dental coverage costs will be born by each of the two plans individually and is not an addition to Medicaid coverage overall, thus will not be...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Heidar Thordarson, Castle Medical Center

Emily Boerger | Oct 2, 2018 | Hawaii

Heidar Thordarson is the Chief Financial Officer at Castle Medical Center. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss improving efficiency and quality. "Right now, Castle is going through a transition period. We’re looking at ways to improve relations with our partners, whether that’s payer-wise, trying...[ Read More ]

Transgender youth health report shows pronounced health disparities

Marjie High | Sep 27, 2018 | Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Health released a new report on the health of Hawaii’s sexual and gender minorities on Monday. It builds on the department’s first report released in 2017 and focuses particularly on health implications for transgender youth in the state.  According to the Williams Institute, Hawaii ranks highest...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: US House Democrats, Victoria Page, Maui hospital RFP

| Sep 6, 2018 | Hawaii

The national news of the last two days - Bob Woodward's book release, Judge Kavanaugh's hearings, and the anonymously written piece in the NY Times - are enough to make your head spin. Don't be distracted.  The financing and political pressures right now in health care are mounting, and require our collective attention -...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Victoria Page of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii

Marjie High | Sep 5, 2018 | Hawaii

Victoria Page has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii. Since she joined in 2004, she has focused on building strategic partnerships and enabling the innovative growth of the organization to support Hawaii’s kidney patients across the continuum of care....[ Read More ]

Financing partner sought for new West Maui Hospital

Marjie High | Sep 5, 2018 | Hawaii

Newport Hospital Corp. received a certificate of need for a new hospital on Maui from the state of Hawaii in 2009, but has not yet been successful in obtaining financing to bring the project to fruition. Recently, the group indicated plans to move forward with a request for proposal process...[ Read More ]